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Is Your Gut Making You Feel Unhealthy, Paranoid or Stressed Out?

Do you regularly feel confused or forgetful? Are you increasingly anxious or paranoid? Or do you fly into a rage unexpectedly? Firstly, let me assure you that you are not alone and secondly, there are some very intriguing reasons how these emotions come into play… In the next few months we will look at how…

Pesticides, Early Puberty & Behavioural Problems

Do you nibble on nuts and dried fruits all day without realizing they are an enormous source of pesticides? Did you know that wheat (typically eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner) is one of our greatest sources of pesticide exposure? And who knew (not me) that that the American Academy states that there is significant research…

Homemade Dips to Boost the Immune System!!

Over the next few months I’d like to offer a number of ideas about how we can boost the immune system and strengthen the body rather than focusing on eliminating germs and bugs. These posts will include “Immune System” in the heading so you’ll be able to follow the theme of those posts. We will…

8 Reasons So Many Children Are Unwell

We’d have to be living in a bubble to have not noticed just how many children today have allergies, eczema, asthma, ADHD, and autism. Without a doubt the number of children facing these health challenges today is nothing short of staggering. Perhaps we live somewhere fairly remote however and that is our bubble. Allow me…

Jen's Creamy Broccoli Soup – fabulous for winter!!

Have you ever wondered what to do with the stems of broccoli? Don’t throw them out — they contain oodles of nutrients including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, beta-carotene and vitamin A — they have enormous cancer-fighting power… Like cabbage, this family of vegetables are turning heads with their capacity to neutralise and inhibit carcinogens and are…

Creating a "Health Culture"… With All Guns Blazing!

Most days I wish that I was as clever as my four year thinks I am and only half as dumb as my older three children sometimes perceive me! The other day I made the boys a drink made from a combination of vitamin powders and gave them some supplements. This is a fairly regular…

11 Pledges to Create a "Health Culture" in Your Family

I thought I’d share with you all the Health Culture we have fostered with the boys over the years… Here are some of the pledges we have made — obviously these have been adapted as the boys mature and we explain the essence of the principles to our four-year old Arlo so that he understands….

Healthy Breakfasts and Lunches for Kids: Friday

As our week’s healthy meal plan series comes to a close, I’m happy to hear from parents amazed at the difference a week of great nutrition can make… Kids are becoming calmer, more focussed and seem happier because of these simple solutions, so lets keep it up! Here’s our final mealplan post for this series:…

Healthy Breakfasts & Lunches For Kids: Thursday

My goodness, we are almost through another week. These two recipes are very simple but some days you need simple… Our family loves eggs for breakfast and it is not uncommon for us to have them 3 times a week. On a school morning there is nothing better, because eggs get our brain working. Egg…